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OGIS: 254


A STATUE OF DEMOKRATES, THE GOVERNOR OF BABYLON

Greek text:   IKEO_102
Date:   2nd century B.C.
Format:   see key to translations

The role of Demokrates as 'stratēgos and epistatēs' is discussed by T.Boiy, "Late Achaemenid and Hellenistic Babylon", page 212 ( Google Books ).   The father of Demokrates had a very rare name, and therefore it is likely that he was the same man as the Byttakos who served as an officer of Antiochos III at the battle of Raphia in 217 B.C. ( Polyb_5.79 ).


The city dedicated this statue of Demokrates son of Byttakos, the strategos and governor of the city and commander of the garrison of the citadel, on account of his nobleness.

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